Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light is the musical collaboration between the acclaimed poet and author Jeremy Reed and the musician and producer Itchy Ear. Together they create a performance dynamic unparalleled in British poetry and an excitement usually only generated by pop. The Ginger Light is an attempt to blur the boundaries that exist between spoken word, music, sound design and song – often incorporating multimedia elements into their performances. Since forming in 2008, they have gigged regularly throughout London and beyond, steadily building up a loyal and appreciative following. Their debut album Big City Dilemma is available through Cherry Red Records/SFE.


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The Albums:


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New Album 2021


Available to order from here


Excess & Ruin

Signed ltd Edition CD (15 tracks) £10 + p&p

release date 4/4/2019

jeremy reed & the Ginger Light


excess & ruin


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Down For You Is Up :

Signed Limited Edition Double CD (26 tracks) £12.00 + p&p










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Big City Dilemma


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The debut album. 16 track cd digipak with 16 page colur booklet or for download.


Available on the Strikeforce label, via cherry Red records. More info and order here. Also available on Amazon.


Live On Resonance FM with Fari Bradley

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The Ginger Light Interview and In Session On Resonance FM (03/08/09) by Ginger Light



Next Performances


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Feb 2013


At The National Portrait Gallery. More Info here


jeremy reed & the Ginger light at the npg



December 2012


Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light live


At The Horse Hospital


jeremy reed & the ginger Light live in performance



Saturday 1st December, 8pm. At Pantameters

64,000 GENII

Jeremy Reed and the Ginger Light, Niall McDevitt, Helen Moore, John Constable and Christopher Twigg perform poetry and music


Sunday 2nd December, 5pm, At Pantameters


Hilary Davies, Robert Fraser, Niall McDevitt and Jeremy Reed celebrate the life and work of England’s greatest Surrealist poet



October 2012


11th October Paint It Black The influence of the Rolling Stones on British underground Poetry

A lecture with Jeremy Reed.

Chair Prof Grevel Lindop

Venue The Essex Unitarian Church Doors open at 7pm (nearest tube Notting Hill)

Lecture begins promptly at 7.30pm Concludes 9pm

Admission £5 or £3.50 Members of the Temenos Academy/Concessions

more info here


22nd October at the Chelsea Theatre as part of the Sacred 12/13 season.

More info and booking here.



picture by Jamie Mcleod



25th October at The Horse Hospital as guests of the Light & Shadow salon. More info here.




June 2012


June 30th at The Horse Hospital. 7.30pm.



March 2012


Sat 24th March. The Ginger Light will be performing at the Swoon spoken word festival this coming Saturday. Details below. Hope to see you there. Special offer on SWOON – as you are friends with Ginger Light, please flash STAR on the door and you’ll get in for £12 – if you use the word in a quatrain, the best one will receive a fab prize! (If you’ve already got a ticket, the difference will be refunded.


Swoon Spoken Word Festival




Feb 2012


Sat 18th Feb at Duckie. Click link for full details



Dec 2011


Dec 1st Jamboree Cable St





Nov 2011


Nov 26th at The Horse Hospital


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Oct 2011


This year's Temenos talk is on Christopher Marlowe.


Christopher Marlowe, Brawling and the Parish of St Giles, Wednesday 19 October 7pm at the Royal Asiatic Society. A dazzling subversive look at Kit Marlowe the archetypal punk. More info here.


Sept 2011



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The DISENCHANTED Salon of Jean Genet will take place on 10th September 2011 at The Future Galley in London’s Soho (5 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7HY). The exhibition will show the beauty of Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour and also how Genet’s only film has a continuing influence on the works of filmmakers, artists and others in the performing arts. More info here


July 2011


Sat 23rd at the Horse Hospital


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Mon 18th

a return to the Cabaret Futura as guests of the lovely Richard Strange.

The Paradise, 19 Kilburn Lane, London, W10 4AE



June 2011




June 18th

Jeremy will perform at Bean Around The World in Jersey, St Helier.



May 2011




May 25

Jeremy Reed. Housman's Bookshop, Caledonian Road, King's Cross.


The Ginger Light in Dublin


To celebrate its 20th anniversary in May 2011, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is staging a special season of performances. The Ginger Light will perform on May the 27th in Dublin for more info visit the IMMA site. IMMA


May 29

jeremy Reed. Savoy Steps for Dylan's 70th birthday celebrations.


April 2011

Jeremy Reed and Bill Sherman, April 4 2011, King's Arms, 23 Poland Street, Soho.


March 2011

Jeremy Reed 19 March 2011, Hand and Racquet Pub, 48 Whitcomb Street, Soho


We will be supporting Marc Almond at Wiltons

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Feb 20011 dates


Rada 21st Feb 7.00pm


Jeremy Reed and Enitharmon Press

are delighted to invite you to the launch of Piccadilly Bongo

On Monday 21st February at 7pm at


Malet Street


London WC1E 7HZ

RSVP to: Enitharmon Press

26b Caversham Road

London NW5 2DU

Tel: 020 7482 5967




February 20

Jeremy Reed and Niall McDevitt, Blake's House, Marshall Street, Soho.


13th Feb 7.30pm

First Out


St Valentines day Mascara

an evening of unromantic poetry.


2010 Dates


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Fist Out Cafe - Oct 24th 7.30pm.


Royal Dalston Hotel - Vogue Fabric - Friday 15th Oct 2010 from 10pm


The Ginger Light will perform at Richard Strange's avant-garde Cabaret Futura this coming Mon 21st June. More info here and here


The Ginger Light will be playing the Mustard Club on Frid 25th June as well as in session on resonance fm on Tues 22nd Jun. More info here









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Amuti 23 Gallery Xmas Party 17th Dec, somewhere in Clerkenwell London.


Horse Hospital



The Ginger Light will be screening some of their favourite short films before their performance at the Horse Hospital:


Antony Balch's “Bill and Tony” (UK, 1972). William Burroughs in conversation.


Bad Girl by Rita Says


Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico in performance at Le Bataclan in Paris, on January 29, 1972.


And the first movie version of Lewis Caroll’s novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed in1903 by Cecil Hepworth, with new electronic score by Itchy Ear.


Serpentine Gallery



First Out Cafe Bar

11th Oct 2009


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Xprmntl Poetry at the ICA

30 July 2009


As part of our Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. exhibition, a night of live experimentation from some of the UK’s most exciting poetry performers. Hosted by Chris McCabe with performances from Geraldine Monk, sound poet Peter Finch and legendary outsider Jeremy Reed as part of the ambient word-sound act. The Ginger Light. More info and booking here



Horse Hospital

4th of July 2009


The Ginger Light have been invited to perform at the Horse Hospital in London on the 4th of July 2009. this will include invited guest performers, dj's and some specially selected film for the occasion.


This Ginger Light event on the evening of July 4 will feature peep show images from Machines are Gonna Kill Us and Jamie Mcleod.


A White, a Blue, a Yellow, Red.




An online exhibition at the Craft Council website


Inspired by the diversity and creativity found in the Crafts Council Collection, the poet Jeremy Reed has selected five objects and in response written a poem about each. The Ginger light were commissioned to put music to Primary Orbits you can find the free download of this track at there site here